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Pensioners want adventure on next holiday

Pensioners want adventure on their next holiday.

A new study of those over 65 has revealed that nearly one fifth (19 per cent) are keen to go scuba diving on their next trip, whilst 18 per cent want to try quad biking and 12 per cent want to go skydiving.

Just under a third (30 per cent) of OAPs surveyed want to try a road trip across the United States whilst a quarter (23 per cent) would like to take an Interrail trip across Europe. Six per cent even want to head to the Peru jungle and five per cent would consider going away to Thailand for one of its famous beach parties.

Emma Tagg, head of global and EMEA brand communications at Hotels.com brand, said: "It’s been a hard year for everyone, but particularly senior citizens who are ready for an adventure more than ever.

"Half of those aged 65-plus have booked or are planning to book a trip when restrictions lift, and we’re here to help them plan the holiday they’ve always dreamed off. Think yoga retreats, bungee jumping and diving with sharks, it’s never too late to embrace your wild side. With our flexible booking options, there’s no stress if your plans change."

And 53 per cent of older people admitted they regret not travelling as much when they were younger and a similar amount (54 per cent) said they travelled more now than they did in their 20s, according to the Hotels.com survey.

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